Bay Area Drought Watch

Bay Area Drought Watch

Coverage of California's looming water problem

Wednesday, Dec 31, 2014 at 08:18 AM PST

Calif. 1st Snowpack Survey Shows More Snow

Calif. 1st Snowpack Survey Shows More Snow

The winter's first survey of the Sierra Nevada snowpack on Tuesday found more snow than last year at this time, but officials said much more is needed to end the California drought.

Friday, Dec 26, 2014 at 07:09 PM PST

Salmon Population Dwindling at Marin County Creeks

Salmon Population Dwindling at Marin County Creeks

In spite of the heavy rains and swollen creeks this December, biologists are not seeing a rise in the number of salmon spawning in Marin County creeks.

Friday, Dec 19, 2014 at 03:03 PM PST

Wetter Than Usual Start to New Year in California Predicted

Wetter Than Usual Start to New Year in California Predicted

Federal scientists say there is a 75 percent chance of average or above-average precipitation between January and the end of March for California.

Thursday, Dec 18, 2014 at 06:07 PM PST

Storms Provide "Foothold for Drought Recovery" in California

Storms Provide "Foothold for Drought Recovery" in California

A string of storms that marched across California this month provided enough rain to boost reservoir levels and slightly improve drought conditions after three consecutive dry years. The state still likely needs

Saturday, Dec 13, 2014 at 11:48 AM PST

Water Levels Climb at Bay Area Reservoirs After Storm

Water Levels Climb at Bay Area Reservoirs After Storm

The Bay Area's drying reservoirs got much-needed rain from a powerful storm that drenched Northern California this week.

Tuesday, Dec 9, 2014 at 12:28 PM PST

Republicans Push For California Drought Relief Bill

Republicans Push For California Drought Relief Bill

House Republicans are using the final days of the current Congress to push through another drought relief bill for California's farm belt and other water users to the south.

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In January of 2014, Gov. Jerry Brown declared a drought emergency for the state of California, in what could be the driest year on record in the history of the state.
 

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